How to turn an old window into an inexpensive coffee table

Most of us have a lot of leftover wood and other materials like old windows that we don’t use anymore. It can be tough to figure out what to do with all of it. But with a little creativity, you can repurpose those materials into something new and useful.

We’ve recently completed some renovations on our home and have been left with a lot of scrap material. Rather than throwing it all away, we’ve been looking for ways to repurpose it and give it new life. We’ve been able to use some of the scraps to create new pieces of furniture, like a coffee table or end table.

We’ve also been able to use it to make some smaller household items, like a key holder or paper towel holder. It’s been fun to be creative and find new ways to use materials that would have otherwise gone to waste. So, I’m sharing this great idea for a “new” coffee table.

How to turn an old window into a coffee table

This old window upcycling project was perfect since we had some of these things already. I think it’s a gorgeous addition to the living room! You can use the old window to store some magazines, the TV remote, or random things you may not want lying around on top of your table.

How to turn an old window into a coffee table

If you’re into rustic furniture, you will definitely love the outcome of this coffee table project. A bit of handiwork will save you at least a hundred bucks. Not bad, right? Besides, it will be a great conversation starter when guests come over and see your handiwork on display. And who knows, you might even get a few compliments on your carpentry skills.

If you’re looking for a similar design to your old window coffee table, here are some other designs you can add to your home. With a variety of styles and materials to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect addition to your home.

Let’s get this show on the road! There’s a lot to do and we’re eager to get started with this old window transformation project. This is going to be a great project.

You’ll need these materials:

  • An old window
  • Some pallet wood
  • 4 sturdy table legs
  • Hinges
  • Plywood for the bottom of your coffee table
  • Leg bracket attachment

And these tools:

  • Cordless Drill
  • Miter Saw
  • Table Saw
  • 18 Gauge Brad Nailer
  • Orbital Palm Sander
  • Wood Glue
  • Hammer
  • 3” nails
  • 2” brad nails
  • 5”  screws


Building a window coffee table is simple and easy to do with some recycled pallets. To start, measure the dimensions of your old window. Next, use those dimensions to build a box out of your pallets. Make sure the box is the same size as the window.

After you finish constructing the box, use some plywood to cover one side of the box. The depth of the box will depend on your preference, but make sure that the plywood is at least 1/4 inch thick. This will ensure that the bottom is properly covered and protected.

Next, flip the box over and attach the legs of the table using leg brackets. Make sure that the brackets are properly aligned before attaching them, and use a level to ensure that the table is level once the legs are attached. Then flip it over and attach your old window to the table using hinges!

And viola! You have an inexpensive coffee table in no time!

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If you want to build your own rustic window coffee table, visit Diva of DIY for step-by-step instructions…



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